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The Woman Who Invented Movies

I took two film history courses in college that never once mentioned Alice Guy-Blache. It’s not a huge deal, I guess. Unless Guy-Blache just happens to be—oh, you know—the French filmmaker who invented narrative film, close-ups, and the very concept of film editing at the turn of the 20th century. No big deal, right?! It’s […]

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Pinhole Wizard

Some photographers find creative reward in post-production, in making the final print. Others find more satisfaction in the process of capturing the image. It is in this act of photographing that inspires our artist, Hanns Zischler. Currently on exhibit at the Garden of the Zodiac Gallery, Zischler presents a retrospective of work from 2010 to […]

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Los Tapatios Faces Setback

Los Tapatios Stopped at the Border When the owners of Ixtapa announced their impending closure, they simultaneously announced that new owners had been found and would open a new restaurant in their place. Los Tapatios quickly set to work, and were prepared for a very speedy turn over, immediately offering jobs to all of Ixtapa’s […]

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Making Work Human

Jason Lauritsen is an author, podcaster, speaker, and employment engagement expert who lives just outside Omaha. All of his ventures share a common goal: educating employers about how to keep employees productive and happy. He believes the best way to increase productivity is to make work human. In an interview he elaborated on making work […]

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No, No, Nano!

No, No, Nano! You have balls in your mouth by Michael Braunstein Sometimes I forget things. As I dressed the scrambled eggs for breakfast this morning, I drizzled a little Kraft Organic Ketchup from the plastic bottle. (Okay, I know, ketchup is junk food.) Down to the dregs of the container, I watched, pleased, as the […]

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Glasgowdy, Partners!

If Lady Gaga got an Oscar nomination for A Star Is Born, Jessie Buckley gets two for Wild Rose. That’s just fair market value, folks. Audaciously unoriginal, the film is a breezy excuse to let Buckley do her stunning thing, a rousing celebration of a flawed ma, and a petty “woe is me” ballad with […]

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Will You Unbury Me?

Some art is a scream, whereas other art is but a whisper. The Proposal is a scream buried inside a whisper, basically the kinkiest of all ASMR. Jill Magid’s documentary identifies huge questions inherent to artistic ownership and then just kinda points at them. She doesn’t try to actually answer those complex queries as much […]

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Stormy Weather

The work of Minnesota-based Jay Heikes might always have been called down-to-earth. Primarily a sculptor and installation artist, Heikes composes crude but delicate assemblages of found and manipulated objects, often of metal. In his current show now open in Joslyn Art Museum’s Riley CAP Gallery, Heikes has left the familiar confines of the earth to […]

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Ten Questions with The Beths

The Beths’ bandleader/singer/songwriter Elizabeth Stokes is an indie-rock firecracker who, along with her bandmates, creates hook-filled self-deprecating gems reminiscent of acts like ’90s heartbreakers That Dog., current-day dream wonders Alvvays, and fellow down-under-er Courtney Barnett (though Courtney’s from Australia while Stokes and Co. are from the land of hobbits, New Zealand). Unlike Barnett, The Beths […]

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Nebraska’s Best Hole-in-the-Wall Named

HiWay to the Hole in the Wall Lifestyle has announced their choices for best Hole-in-the-Wall restaurant in each state. HiWay Diner in Lincoln was chosen as Nebraska’s number one with the Hot Stripper and the Stripper Sandwich. Three chicken strips on Texas Toast covered in sausage gravy. For your own peek at what the Stripper […]

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Ten Questions with Scott McCaughey…

There’s little doubt that Scott McCaughey would have sold out his July 11 living room show even if his ol’ pal Peter Buck of R.E.M. wasn’t joining him on the tour. McCaughey has played with some of indie music’s greatest acts, including Minus 5 and Young Fresh Fellows, as well as a variety of Peter […]

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Band to Watch: Chase Atlantic

One Direction. The Wanted. Justin Bieber. These artists sound nothing like Chase Atlantic, the dark, druggy three-piece from Cairns, Australia. Initially, though, these were the artists that lead singer Mitchel Cave and guitarist Christian Anthony bonded over. The pair were part of a boy band called What About Tonight that auditioned on Season 4 of […]

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Clean Green: Holistic Lawn Care

Clean Green: Holistic Lawn Care by Michael Braunstein Americans love a green, manicured lawn. It’s the mark of success, the badge of beauty for a homeowner. At least, that’s what we’ve been programmed to believe. But in the face of a virtual epidemic of chemically induced cancers, it’s time we rethink how to grow that […]

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